Cheating Windows

I just started work in a multi national firm as a consultant. They gave me a windows desktop with very fast internet connection but with no access to some things. I can’t install anything on the system, I can’t download, although I can open directly from the web page. So if the file is exe, I am out of luck, but a text file, or any other file that could be opened by the limited amount of softwares installed on the system would do.

Well I really don’t need to install much on the system, although it is a pain most times that I can’t. What I will really like is to use gmail(I can’t) download, visit twitter and/or facebook(YESSSS I can’t too) etc. But downloading with the crazily fast internet speed tops my list of stuffs I would like to do on the system. But the administrators made one mistake, the installed outlook on the system.

This is my steps to download stuffs from the internet using outlook.

1. First you need psftp and putty, both doesn’t require install, so they run,
2. A remote ssh shell.
3. Create a file with the extension you want to download, e.g if I want to download a dmg file, I create something like cheat.dmg on the remote server using putty
4. I download the file using psftp
5. I open the file with outlook and set outlook to be the default program for opening such files. Outlook automatically see it as an attachment
6. I open the url, and instead of save, I chose open on the dialog box of Internet Explorer.
7. IE downloads the file and opens it with outlook, I simply right click on the file in outlook and chose save as.
8. I saved it on the desktop, and then transfer to my mac using flash disk.

So far I have not downloaded the internet, but I am soon going to do it. 😉

This exploit is fairly simple, I wonder if there are other exploits to help me visit those sites (yes, I tried all those proxy sites, they blocked them too) and also Install stuffs on the box even without the useless Admin rights.



  1. Hi,
    I follow ur blog. We should be friends if u do this much development. My blog URL is (not much there though). Later

  2. Javalove said

    Nice one. . You still can cheat windows some more. . .
    To visit facebook and twitter or any other blocked site, use or That;s my way of cheating our network administrator 🙂

  3. dalin said

    Years ago I worked in an office where GMail was blocked. However only on http, if I used https there was no issue.

    • I can’t even visit over https. the admin is a really badass. I wish to see his face when I tell him about this exploit

  4. Rodrigo said

    You can build a proxy yourself with server-side language such as Java or PHP, these languages have their ways to establish connections to other servers. Simply upload your proxy script hidden in a system hosted in a production server, which most of the times have permission to do http requests to any domains over the internet. You can download html or files via get http reqs through your hidden proxy.

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